Asharah is internationally renowned for her strong technique, dramatic fusion of tribal and cabaret belly dance, tough but compassionate teaching style, and her dedication to raising professional and artistic standards in belly dance. She has taught throughout the United States, Canada, Europe, and Asia; and her 2008 instructional DVD, Modern Tribal Bellydance with Asharah, is considered one of the best instructional belly dance DVDs on the market for belly dancers of all styles and levels. She is fiercely dedicated to educating dancers about the history and culture of the Middle East and the evolution and roots of belly dance, as well as fostering creativity and individuality in every dancer.
She is certified Level 4 in the Suhaila Salimpour Format, Level 3 in the Jamila Salimpour Format, and holds a B.A. from Princeton University in Near Eastern Studies. She is also a staff instructor at the Suhaila Salimpour School of Belly Dance.
After living on the East Coast for 12 years, she now resides in the San Francisco Bay Area. She has performed with the Bal Anat, the Suhaila Dance Company, and world fusion music group Beats Antique. As of August 2014, she is pursuing a Master of Arts degree in Dance at Mills College in Oakland, California.
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